So what do you plan to do then?
Plan to do with regard to what?
Ah, what exactly are you asking?
How do you mean?
Well what do you mean?
What do you mean ‘what do I mean’?
I mean, do you mean what do I mean about what I first said, or what I last said?
What did you last say that was worth repeating?
What do you mean?
Now do you mean ‘what do you mean’ was what you first said, ‘what do you mean’ was what you last said or are you genuinely inquiring, what do you mean?
Is there actually going to be any point to this?
Now what do you mean?
Well, didn’t you say you had no idea what you were going to write this week?
Didn’t I tell you to never admit to such shortcomings?
Yeah but didn’t you also say it was important to never tell lies?
Since when do you consider withholding information the same as ‘telling lies’?
Are you not always going on about total forthrightness being the best thing?
When did you start paying attention to what I say anyway?
But isn’t it also important to listen to your elders?
Seriously, how old do you think I am?
Well you’re older than me aren’t you?
Not sure, when were you born again?
Don’t you remember?
How could you not?
Would you really consider it a memorable milestone?
You actually don’t remember, do you?
Honestly, how could I be expected to recall such a trivial date with so much other pointless information fluttering around my head?
Are you saying the date of my birth is ‘trivial’?
Did I actually say that?
Do you want to hear the transcript?
Who taught you about transcripts?
Who taught you?
Regardless do you truly think of your ‘occurrence’ or, ‘happening’ or, at the very most your ‘incarnation’, as a birth?
Well what would you call it?
What did I just call it?
Did I not just hear you label me an ‘incarnation’?
Yeah but what does that mean?
It’s a flower, isn’t it?
Are you being serious right now?
Doesn’t it really mean I’m like the thing that is inside or has come out of the other thing, but it’s not the actual thing?
Is that honestly the best you can do?
Well can you do better?
What about ‘living embodiment’?
What about it?
Would that not be a good way to describe something said to be an ‘incarnation’?
What’s wrong with my way?
Did I never teach you how to use a dictionary?
Do you honestly think people still use dictionaries?
How else would they learn about words?
Are you still living in the dark ages?
Is that how I appear to a young gun like you?
Dude, how old are you?
Have we not already been here?
And did you answer my question the first time?
Well how about browsing back through these pages and finding out for yourself?
Do you actually expect me to read my way through all this crap?
Would you not say reading is one of life’s more rudimentary skills?
Have you not been introduced to a ‘rudimentary’ television screen?
Do you honestly expect your beloved TV or computer screen to slap you about the face with sufficient information to permit you to propagate for yourself a pleasurable and prosperous life?
What do you mean by that?
Do you recall asking me if there was going to be any point to this?
Was that before or after you started insulting my heritage?
Do you even understand the meaning of the word ‘heritage’?
Isn’t it where you came from?
Alright so, from where do you originate?
Do you even know?
How should I know?
Isn’t it important?
Well do you know?
How am I supposed to know?
Dude, how short is your memory?
Is it somewhere back there?
You mean the reason, your origin, or your memory?
Aren’t all three important?
What do you think?
Should I go back then?
Back to the beginning, or just through these pages?
Isn’t that pretty much the same thing?
Do you want to find out?
How would I?
Are you serious?
Would I ask if I wasn’t?
Haven’t you heard it’s impertinent to answer a question with a question?
Article by Tim Walker
Edited by Wattie Crocker-Chit
Photography by Suns Nirah-Tech